Putting on the Ritz Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe

Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches are truly a ritzy tea sandwich and so easy to make!  

This is one of my most request tea sandwich recipes on this web site.  You can not go wrong with this tea sandwich!

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Putting on the Ritz - Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe
Servings: 10 whole sandwiches
  • 8 eggs, hard-cooked*
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed, fresh and finely-chopped
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 20 slices white bread (best-quality)**
  1. Peel the boiled eggs and place into a medium-size bowl.  Slice eggs and then coarsely mash them with the back of a fork.  Add mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and dill; stir until well blended.  NOTE: This mixture can be refrigerated, covered, up to two days.

  2. Spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread.  Spread the buttered side of each 10 slices of bread with 2 tablespoons of the prepared egg mixture.  Top with remaining slices of bread, buttered side down.

  3. Carefully cut the crusts from sandwich with a long, sharp knife.  Cut in half diagonally, then cut in half again.  If desired, decorative shapes can be made with cookie cutters.

  4. Yields 10 whole sandwiches or 20 halves or 40 fourths.

  5. Making Sandwiches Ahead of Time:

  6. If you need to make tea sandwiches in advance and need to keep them from drying out, cover them loosely with a sheet of wax paper and then place a damp kitchen towel over the wax paper (never place a damp towel directly on top of the bread because the sandwiches will become soggy). Refrigerate.

  7. When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator. Uncover sandwiches just before serving.

Recipe Notes

* Use 3 to 5 day-old eggs for boiling.

Egg Salad SandwichesCheck out my web page on Boiling Eggs.  After reading many different opinions about the best method for making perfect hard-cooked (boiled) eggs, I have discovered, through my own personal testing, this easy method which gives great results.  This way of cooking is also known as "coddling."  It does not toughen the whites as boiling does.  This will also assist with the peeling process, as the cold water creates steam between the egg white and the shell which makes the shell easier to remove.

** Choose the best-quality white or wheat bread as possible.  Never serve end slices.  Freezing the bread before cutting and then spreading makes for easier handling.


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Comments and Reviews

3 Responses to “Putting on the Ritz Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe”

  1. Dawn English

    If I am using a heart cutter to cut AT sandwiches what is the best way to butter the bread and fill them, Do I cut out the hearts before or after filling the bread with the Filling. What is your experience I’m thinking to do the cut out separately and then butter and then fill would be labor intensive.. But not sure if the sand wich will get smashed or clean cut without mess when cutting with heart cutter

  2. Chef David J. Goodwin

    When I was Executive Chef at the Four Winds Tea Room in Johnson City, TN I pressed my boiled eggs through a potato ricer making a somewhat finer, “Gourmet” texture. I put a tiny bit of fresh super finely minced celery and shallot in mine. Our customers were awed by the elegance of my Egg Salad Tea sandwiches. And of course I baked my own bread as well.


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